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Our Vision

We envision an economy where access, opportunity, and prosperity is shared.

Our Mission

Genius is equally distributed across zip-codes. Access and Opportunity is not.

Impact Ventures is here to change that; we believe in the value of leveraging the genius of all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or class. Our mission is to eliminate the social and economic barriers for underestimated Women and Entrepreneurs of Color building high-growth businesses and social enterprises that create sustainable, inclusive and equitable local economies.

We believe our communities already posses the genius necessary to lead vibrant, healthy, and stable lives. Through direct entrepreneurial support services, equitable investing, and community wealth building we manifest our greatest equalizer in closing the racial wealth divide. By creating more equitable and diverse economic systems, we envision an economy where access, opportunity, and prosperity is shared.


Benjamin J. Vann

Executive Director

Brandon Anderson

Fund Director

Lucy Huang

Program Director

Vincent Owoseni

Portfolio Services Manager

CeCe Rockwell

Grants Coordinator

Alyssa Hill

Boston College

Graham Cranshaw

Howard University

Board of Directors

Suzanne Smith

Dean Jones

Mackenzie Causey

Taylor Ready

Tia Bradley

Greer Christian

Courtney Pogue

Kevin Williams

Ben Magill

Stephone Coward

Laci Mckinney

Ted Hill

Our Mentors

Leshawnda Larkin

Chris Viscito

Jessica Vittorio

Dr. Larry Davis

Greg Campbell

Adam Hull

David Evans

Esha Vaid

Sean Tate

Mike Bynum

Andrew Kelley

Jeff Corkran

Changa Higgins

Bentley Davis

Senthil Kumar

Taylor Ready

Laura Baldwin

Brian Brackeen

Joe Merrill

Kelli Jones

Cyndi McCoy

James Harper

Dean Jones

Amy King

Michelle Bogan

Denisha Kuhlor

Lizette Zounon

Daniel Markland


Impact Ventures believes that sharing the stories and work of under-represented entrepreneurs is important piece to creating a more diverse and inclusive tech + entrepreneurial ecosystem. We invite journalists, bloggers, digital influencers, podcasters, and other media outlets to contact us for opportunities to tell our unique stories.


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